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March 8, 2007

Letter From Chuck Palahniuk

Filed under: Mail — M Kitchen @ 10:16 am

So let’s take a look at that box…

I had heard stories about the packages Chuck Palahniuk sends in reply to his fan mail. So while I was partially prepared, nothing could have completely prepared me for the experience of opening this package.

In an NPR interview Chuck said:

“Why I do it, that’s a darn good question. Junior highschool, okay, I wrote a letter, the only letter I’ve ever written to somebody I admire, I wrote a letter to Kate Jackson, okay? This is before Charlies Angels. I remember her from Dark Shadows, that far back… and she never wrote me back…

Well, of course she never wrote me back. But if she had, that would have been such an incredible experience event. So, you know, if I can do that, I’ll do that.”

What’s even more impressive is that Chuck sets aside up to six months to read and reply to the thousands of letters he receives during the fan mail period. That’s a lot of letters.

The first thing to notice is that as the box is opened, glittery shit falls out of the box and sticks to everything. Apparently this glittering confetti is legendary.

Followed by these goodies:

A severed finger
Relight birthday candles
Magic cards
A plastic carrot (with carrot seeds inside)
A birthday rubber ducky
Russell Stover assorted chocolates
A made in China harmonica
A plastic spider
4 mini crayons
A folding pocket switch-blade comb (for all the good that’ll do me)
Intense peppermint flavored mints
Forget-me-not seeds
Giant temporary tattoos
A mini pirate coloring book
A moving lion card
Herb garden seeds
A laminated $1,000,000 bill
A name tag sticker signed “Hello, my name is Chuck Palahniuk”
A stuffed moose “power” animal
An autographed photo of the cast from Fight Club with Chuck
Chuck Palahniuk: Tour Stories Volume 1 audio CD
Chuck Palahniuk: Tour Stories Volume 2 audio CD

And last but not least… a letter from Chuck.

What a swell guy.

Tomorrow: More mail!


  1. Cool. haha power animal. Will you answers Chuck’s question on this blog?

    Comment by TIE — March 8, 2007 @ 10:41 am

  2. Man, that’s cool!!! There really was a body part in there! What an awesome way to connect with fans. (not the body part….. I meant the whole package).

    Comment by blair kitchen — March 8, 2007 @ 11:50 am

  3. Tomorrow: More mail! ?

    Comment by TIE — March 8, 2007 @ 12:56 pm

  4. spy gadget.

    Comment by TIE — March 8, 2007 @ 2:11 pm

  5. inspirational read, thanks!

    Comment by Matt Campbell — March 8, 2007 @ 3:26 pm

  6. Thai: About your first question; I don’t know. I am guessing probably not. Unless there was suddenly a wave of demand that swept over this Blog Journal. That seems as something better left for another medium.

    The link is cool, but the other link to the GPS counter surveillance is even cooler.

    Blair: And here you thought your body part comment was just making a funny… That Chuck Package really gets me thinking about what could be done mailing comics…

    Matt: No problem. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Comment by M Kitchen — March 9, 2007 @ 12:25 pm

  7. If anyone else out there received a Chuck Palahniuk fan-mail response, and has it posted somewhere, please leave a comment with a link!

    Comment by M Kitchen — March 22, 2007 @ 3:11 pm

  8. These are such cool packages, aren’t they? You can see mine on this page of my blog.

    Comment by * (asterisk) — March 28, 2007 @ 3:57 am

  9. Thanks for posting this Asterisk! It’s great to see what other people received from Chuck.

    Comment by M Kitchen — March 28, 2007 @ 10:56 am

  10. Followed a link from the “letters of note” blog. This is amazing stuff. Saintly even. Nice finger. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Kirk Lombard — November 13, 2009 @ 6:14 pm

  11. Glad you like it Kirk! I noticed I’ve been getting a lot of traffic from the “letters of note” blog. Now if only I can get ’em to take a look at the comic! Which can be read by clicking here!

    Comment by M Kitchen — January 16, 2010 @ 4:53 pm

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